Friday, August 26, 2016

Road Trip to Portland

I can't even remember the last time I went on a road trip by myself... It's probably been at least 17 years, pre-marriage and children! I'm not someone who really needs "breaks" from my children, I prefer taking at least some of them with me when I have out-of-town plans, but after working all summer (including 15-20 hours per week at the office) I was definitely ready for a break from all things work related. Sean had the weekend off (he hasn't been sent on any fire assignments yet this summer) so it worked out perfectly. I kept debating whether or not I should go, and I almost cancelled at the last minute, but I'm so very glad I did!

.: St. Stephen's Catholic Church :. 


After driving over 250 miles, I arrived in Portland right at rush hour... Instead of fighting the traffic, I enjoyed some quiet time with Our Lord, beautiful stained glass windows, and the sound of some talented soul practicing the organ! 🎶 #unlockedchurches #deogratias


.: Kyra's Bake Shop :. 


I ended up staying with the parents of one of my childhood friends. On the way to their home I stopped at Kyra's Bake Shop, a 100% gluten free bakery in Lake Oswego. Kyra is the only four-time winner of Cupcake Wars and her gluten-free goodies are amazing!

I was especially excited to find Egg Free Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yum! Even though they were dairy-free, grain-free, egg-free, and refined sugar-free, they were not 100% AIP approved, but close and, well, vacation! ;)

I'll definitely be making a point to visit again the next time I'm in the Portland area.

 


.: Jacobsen Salt Co. :. 


I might not be able to go wine tasting, but salt tasting? That I can do! ;)

"Harvested from the cold, pristine waters of Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, Jacobsen Salt Co.’s flake and kosher sea salts have gained much critical acclaim for their beautiful and pure taste, texture, and appearance, and are used by chefs and home cooks around the world. We are proud to be the leader in the emerging vanguard of American Saltmakers, as well as first company to harvest salt in the Pacific Northwest since Lewis & Clark."

In addition to their website and tasting room you can also find Jacobsen Salt over at Amazon.

The tasting room was actually closed when I arrived, as they prepared for an event, but they kindly let me in anyway! It was all soooo good. I had a hard time deciding which flavors to purchase. 

They were completely out of the Flake Finishing Salt (I'll be ordering some soon!) but I did bring home some Lemon Zest, Garlic, Rosemary, White Truffle, and a Salt Gift Set with Wood Holder Display to give my mom for her birthday next month.  I thought I had bought the Vanilla Bean too, but I guess not. Next time.

I also picked up a jar of Bee Local Willamette Valley Artisan Honey. Yummmmm! 

 


.: Catholic Women Rejoice :. 


On Saturday I had such a wonderful time at the Catholic Women Rejoice conference... Morning Mass offered by Archbishop Sample, encouraging and inspiring talks by Mary Lenaburg, Jenna Guizar, Rebecca Frech, and Hallie Lord, visiting friends from all over the state (and out-of-state!), and finally meeting so many online friends!




  


.: Cultured Caveman :. 


After the conference I had made plans to go out to dinner with Hallie and Chris. I did a little research before the trip, looking for a place to eat that would work with mine and Hallie's diet restrictions, and I discovered Cultured Caveman


A menu that actually lists the foods that can be modified for Autoimmune Protocol?!?  Strawberry Kombuca on tap! It was so nice to be able to look at a restaurant menu again without having to fight the tears. The Autoimmune Protocol is not easy and it's been frustrating that I haven't had much success adding foods back in yet. 

I ended up ordering the Zoodles and Meatballs with Olive Basil Pesto, Creamy Turmeric Veggies, a cup of the Creamy Mushroom Soup (special of the day), and the Strawberry Kombuca. It was amazing! We need a Cultured Caveman in my area. Even better than the delicious food though, was getting to spend some extra time visiting with Hallie and Chris. 



.: Missa Cantata at St. Stephen's :. 


I drove back into Portland for an early morning Latin Mass offered by Fr. Andersen at St. Stephen's Catholic Church before beginning the drive back home! Portland is so blessed.


.: Mount Angel Abbey :. 


I didn't plan to visit Mount Angel Abbey on this trip, but God had other plans.


I had been invited to Mass and brunch with our youngest daughter's godparents, but I had to get back on the road early on Sunday so that I could make it back home in time for a BBQ for my sister's birthday. She was visiting from Utah and I wanted to see her while she was in town.

When I was about 45 minutes south of Portland I got a text from another sister saying that she hoped I was having fun in Portland and that she wanted to get together with me soon. I told her I was on my way home and that I'd see her at 6:00 at Dad & Mom's. She responded that the party had been changed to 1:00 and that she was worried that no one had told me.

I was so upset. Why didn't they let me know?! I had planned the whole day around needing to get up and leave really early so I could get home in time for the party. I could have stayed in Portland longer. I sat on the side of the freeway trying to decide what to do now. I realized that I was only about 15 minutes away from the Abbey, so I decided to stop and visit.




It was a beautiful day. I visited the Abbey Church, walked around, sat on a bench enjoying the peaceful view, and took a few photos. As I was walking back to my car, getting ready to leave, I ran into friends from my area and visited with them for about 15 minutes. I said goodbye, walked down the stairs to the quiet back corner of the parking lot and couldn't believe my eyes... There was my Archbishop!

He was walking about 20-30 feet away, towards the Abbey. I called over to him and asked if I could speak to him. I just so happened to have a letter addressed to him in my purse! I had hoped to give it to him the day before at the conference in Portland, but I never had the opportunity. He was so kind. He recognized my name and said he had heard great things about my family from a mutual friend/priest who we had recently had over for dinner. I was finally able to share so many of the challenges we have faced over the years, including our current challenges with getting our older boys confirmed. It's a very long story, and not one that I am going to go into here on the blog, but he listened patiently and lovingly, while I apologized for the tears. At the end of our conversation he thanked me for my perseverance, said that he will take care of this, and that families like mine give him hope for the Chuch. God is so Good!  I'm still in awe over His love, grace, and absolutely perfect timing!



.: Home Again With Love :. 
 {and Cupcakes!} 


It's so good to be home again. I had purchased treats (Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate with toasted Marshmallow Meringue, Vegan Peanut Butter Cup, and Banana Split Cupcakes!) to bring home with me and thankfully only some of them melted in the car while I was visiting Mount Angel! ;) 

Friday, August 19, 2016

End-of-Summer Daybook


Outside my window...
It's been a little crazy around here, but it looks so peaceful inside the LEGO cathedral that's on the coffee table! #wishiwasaminifig {Master Builder: Ranger}

I am thinking...
I need to put together a post with pictures for "Phase 3" of the LEGO Cathedral project Ranger has been working on this past year! He's still not finished, but he is getting closer. Here are the links to Phase 1 and Phase 2 in the archives.

I am thankful... 
for smokeless skies this summer!

Learning all the time...
The Driver's Education course that Captain took at the local community college this summer was excellent! I can not even believe how much it has improved his (and my!) driving. He passed the final exam and his Behind-the-Wheel Driving test with a score of 96%. Now we are just waiting for him to rack up the rest of the hours he needs before he takes one final computer test and is issued his driver's license!

 
{July 31st} "Lots of "firsts" for this guy today: Drive on the freeway, Drive at night, Drive-through Dutch Bros to celebrate! After telling the Dutch Bros barista about our driving adventures, I'm guessing the messages he picked for each of our lids were intentional"

Celebrating the liturgical year...
Monday was the feast of the Assumption of Mary! I took the day off work, dropped everything on my "to-do" list, and loaded up the van to drive (or rather Captain drove!) to the parish we have been attending on Sunday mornings for the noon Mass on the parish's feast day.


It was such a beautiful Mass (ordinary form) complete with Latin Marian hymns and incense. The boys were asked to serve when we arrived. After Mass, as I was kneeling praying with my littlest ones, an older man who had been sitting in front of us, walked over and said "Are these ALL your children?!"  I have fun with that question, especially when I can answer, "No...." (pause) "I have two more! My older boys were the two serving Mass!" His mouth dropped and he said, "You have more!" He grabbed my head, kissed my forehead, and said "BLESS YOU!"  The girls both turned bright red and Snuggles whispered (after the older man had walked away) "Quick! Wipe it off!"  Hahaha! That was a first.

On the drive home we stopped to visit with some friends and stop at Dairy Queen for a special feast day treat in honor of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven!



The Assumption of Mary (Summertime Saints) • Rosary Rummy • Feasts of Our Lord and Our Lady

From the kitchen...
Better late than never, right? A few weeks ago I finally got around to printing out Summer Bingo cards for our kids. It had been a couple years, after spending last summer traveling. It's been a great way to encourage them to get a jump start on their math for the school year, as well as a few other subjects.


After leaving them on the counter in the kitchen I heard one of the kids yell: "MOM! What baby?!?!?!" I knew there was a reason I needed to update those cards.


Oh well... It was quick and easy to fix! ;)


I am working on...
finishing up this year's curriculum list and plans. I recently shared Our 2015-2016 Curriculum.

I am creating...
plans for a 13th birthday coming up at the end of this month. The soon-to-be-teen was having a hard time coming up with a theme, but I think I've come up with one that she'll love!

I am going...
to the 5th Annual Catholic Women Rejoice conference! I really need a little break and retreat before the new school year begins. I'm especially looking forward to finally give Hallie a hug and check out her new book, On the Other Side of Fear: How I Found Peace.

I spotted a few familiar faces on my way over to the hall after Mass this morning! How is it possible that it's almost August already?!? I need to figure out how to sneak away for a few days so I can attend Catholic Women Rejoice again this year! #CWR16 #rejoiceandbefree

I am hoping...
to make some time soon to try and catch up on some emails. I'm horribly behind. Email is always one of the first things to go when I'm struggling to keep up.

I am praying...
for perseverance, and for the grace to know where I need to make changes and simplify.

I am reading…
book lists and syllabuses.

Pondering these words…
from St. Catherine of Siena:

"Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."

I am listening…
to the captivating Audio Dramatization (also available on Audible) of The Story of Civilization: Vol 1 - The Ancient World. Have you entered the giveaway I am hosting yet?


Around the house...
It's been about three weeks since we've been able to eat at the dining room table... It's been covered with books since starting the annual book sale. Still so much to do before our new school year begins!  Sometimes I really miss having Our Little School Room.


One of my favorite things...
stained glass windows, even if they are made from LEGO.


This week's plans...
Three of my sisters just got into town (two from UT and one from CA) yesterday and I was so torn on whether I should still go to the conference or not, but I'll get back in time for Julianna's birthday on Sunday night and will finally get to meet her boyfriend. It will be another busy week at the office, with payroll and a few other things I'll need to catch up.  I also have a 13th birthday to plan for the end of this month!

A little peek at my day...
This picture is actually from yesterday morning. Ranger and I got up extra early to attend the Orientation Session for his upcoming online Latin class!



I hope you all have a great weekend!


Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Story of Civilization: Vol. I - The Ancient World {Review & Giveaway}


I am so excited about the new history series from TAN Homeschool! We will be focusing on Western Civilization II and American History this upcoming school year, but I'm already planning to incorporate The Story of Civilization: Vol. 1 - The Ancient World the following year when our family cycles back to Ancient History.

TAN sent me the complete set to review here at Shower of Roses and I've been very impressed at what I have seen so far. It is a welcome addition to our home library! In fact, we have already started listening to the captivating Audio Dramatization (also available from Audible) as a family on our drive to Mass each Sunday! Even our high schoolers are enjoying listening to the fun and exciting audios and have learned some interesting new facts.


The complete set consists of:
  • Text Book
  • Test Book
  • Activity Book
  • Teacher’s Manual
  • Video Lecture Series
  • Audio Dramatization
  • Timeline Map  (Receive a FREE copy of the Timeline Map when you order the complete set - a savings of $14.95!) 

The series is also available over at Amazon. {affiliate link}


Text Book

From the product description page:

Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way.

The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world.

Volume I, The Ancient World, begins the journey, covering the time periods from the dawn of history and the early nomads, to the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Children will learn what life was like in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, Rome, and more, as well as learn the Old Testament stories of the Israelites and the coming of Christ.

The strength of the content lies not only in the storybook delivery of it, but also in the way it presents history through the faithful prism of the Church. Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? Here, you’ll have the trusted resource you’ve always wanted.


Dramatized Audio Book 

Talented voice actor and audio book producer Kevin Gallagher returns to bring children the history of the world in this riveting reading of The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World. This follows his immensely popular reading of TAN Book’s The Story of the Bible. our children will be transported back in time through the sound effects, music and voice acting that complements the reading of the text. Whether looking for entertainment on a long road trip, enhancing the experience with the text, or catering to the needs of a child with a reading disability—this audio dramatization will open up a new world of adventure for kids of all ages.

Note: You can find my previous review of The Story of the Bible here

Video Lecture Series

In this lecture series, author of The Story of Civilization, Phillip Campbell, leads students on a chapter-by-chapter journey, reviewing the events, characters, and lessons that make up Volume I. This companion piece to the text is meant to assist parents and allow a hands-off approach to their lesson planning. 

In each lecture, students will find:

  • A 10 minute narrative review of each chapter
  • A discussion of key figures
  • Further explanation of historical events
  • Engaging visual aids and graphics
  • A short quiz to test their knowledge

After viewing these lectures, students will be able to turn to their workbooks and test books with confidence!

Note: Videos are streaming on www.tanhomeschool.com. At purchase, you will receive a card with a digital code to access the videos.


Test Book

Suggested for 5th-8th grade, the test book serves as a companion resource to The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World.  The pages of the test book are perforated for easy removal and already punched for storage in three-ring binders!

From the product description page:

With this book, students can test their reading comprehension and further educate themselves on the content found in the text. One quiz corresponds to each chapter in the text book. Questions for each chapter are suitable as a study exercise or as an objective answer test, with an answer key for teachers in the back. The questions include matching items, multiple choice, and true/false.


Activity Book

Suggested for 1st-4th grade (though I think my 6th and 7th grade daughters will enjoy some of it as well!), the activity book is filled with all sorts of fun activities... Coloring Pages, Map Activities, Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches, Craft Projects and even Drawing Projects (How-to-Draw) - lots to choose from to review and reinforce what has been read in The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World!


Teacher’s Manual 

The Teacher's Manual is an excellent addition to the set! In addition to the answers and directions to the exercises found in the Activity Book, it also includes: Reading Comprehension Questions, Narration Exercises, Science Projects, and even Fun Snack Ideas and Recipes like "Canaanite Fig Bars" and "Gaius Marius Eagle's Eggs In A Nest"!



Timeline Map

From the product description page:

Keeping track of the people, events, and dates that shaped history can be difficult. With this fun, comprehensive, and engaging timeline that employs an easy to follow format and vibrant illustrations, students will have the help they need to track the chronology of the story of civilization. This timeline mirrors the scope of The Story of Civilization text book, beginning with the early nomads and running to the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Within these bookends, children will be introduced to the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Greek inventors and philosophers, Spartan warriors, the famous figures of the Old Testament, infamous Roman Emperors, and the Holy Family. 

Included as a FREE bonus when you purchase the complete set directly from TAN, the Timeline Map features:
  • Laminated format capable of being written on with a sharpie
  • 36 x 18 size when unfolded 
  • Easy to follow structure
  • 40+ illustrations
  • Covers over 75 major events and people
  • “Timeline Trivia” on the back

I plan to use it as a guide and inspiration for new timeline additions to my children's personal Timeline Binders.



.: Giveaway :. 


TAN has generously offered to send one COMPLETE SET (Valued at $154.70!) to a visitor here at Shower of Roses including the Text Book, Test Book, Activity Book and Teacher’s Manual, Video Lecture Series, Audio Dramatization, and Timeline!

Please enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter Box below:

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bargain Priced Books :: 2017 Saints Calendar

If you haven't ordered it yet, today is a great day to place an order the 2017 Saints Calendar & 16-Month Planner, and any other books you might be wanting to order from TAN Books, using the 50% off coupon code they shared over on Instagram! (Valid today only!)

The ever-popular 2017 Saints Calendar and Daily Planner is a 16 month calendar ready to use in September. Our spiral-bound design allows plenty of space for daily appointments in a lay-flat format. This calendar has become a favorite for home or office with professionals, students and busy homeschool families. TAN calendars contain special feasts and fascinating Catholic traditions. They are marked with days of Fasting, special Saints Days, and the Sundays of the Liturgical Year for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Calendar."

Also available from Amazon (though the coupon code won't work over there), the TAN Saints Calendar has been one of my favorite planners for the past 10 years.

Speaking of bargain priced books, there have been quite a few new links added to the 6th Annual Curriculum Sale Blog Hop! Be sure to check them all out. I also just finished reducing the prices on all the books I have left for sale!

Friday, August 5, 2016

6th Annual Curriculum Sale Blog Hop


.: Rules for Posting :. 

Create a blog post with your gently used curriculum (and any other books/items) that you'd like to sell or pass on to another family, with pictures if possible.

Please add a link to your post, referring back to this post, so that others can find the link up.

Using the linky below, enter the direct link to your post.

A couple years ago I also created a Facebook Event page for those who would like to participate in selling books during the blog hop but don't have blogs. After all the requests the other day, I decided to go ahead and do this again this year. You are welcome to post photos and prices of books you have for sale. Here is the link: 6th Annual Online Curriculum Sale Blog Hop Event Page 

If you aren't on Facebook either, CathSwap and Catholic Garage are great options as well! 


.: Please be Thoughtful when Selling and Purchasing :.

Out of consideration for everyone participating in the Curriculum Sale Blog Hop, please only request items that you intend to purchase and are able to submit payment for promptly, preferably within 24 hours, unless prior arrangements have been made with the person selling the books.

Sellers please update your posts with "sale pending" or "sold" when possible, and be sure to include your payment and shipping terms.

Purchasers, if you request books from a seller, please respond to their confirmation email within a reasonable amount of time. If the seller doesn't hear back from you within 24 hours they may decide to remove the "sale pending" and make the books you requested available to others.

The link-up will remain open from August 5-15, 2015, so be sure to check back for new links! I've added a button to the side of the blog which will be there for the duration of the link-up so this post can be found easily.


Thank you for participating!




Our 2016 Used Book Sale

It's time for the 6th Annual Curriculum Sale Blog Hop! You can find all the details, browse books for sale on other blogs, or add a link to your own post here.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items in this post, please leave a comment listing the books you would like, along with your email address. (The email address box is part of the comment form here at Shower of Roses and it won't be displayed publicly.) I will send you a private email with your total, including shipping, along with my Paypal address to send payment. I will also accept payment in the form of Amazon e-gift cards for those who do not use Paypal.

To keep it as simple as possible, I have decided to once again charge a flat rate to help cover the cost of packaging, media mail postage, and any Paypal fees. This year it will be $5 for 1-3 items and $7.00 for 4+ items.

Please only request items that you intend to purchase and are able to submit payment for promptly. Comments are moderated, but I will do my best to approve/publish them as quickly as possible and update the post with "sales pending." If multiple visitors request the same book it will be sold to the first request. I may continue to add to this post over the weekend, if I have time to go through more of our books. We'll see! I can't believe how many books we have in this house...

Thank you!

Note: Most links are affiliate links.


Classically Catholic Memory - Alpha Year, complete set, like new, minor shelf wear, Asking $85.00 (Sold)


Second Form Latin - Workbook, new, Asking $10.00 REDUCED $7.00 each, three available (Sold)
Second Form Latin - Quizzes & Tests, new, Asking $4.00 REDUCED $2.50 each, three available (Sold)


First Form Latin Complete Set, DVDs/CD and Text Book (some writing inside) used one year, Teacher's Manual in very good condition, flashcards still in shrink wrap, replacement workbook and quiz booklet in brand new condition, Asking $90.00 for set (Sold)


First Form Latin - Workbook, new, Asking $10.00 each REDUCED $7.00, two one available
First Form Latin - Quizzes & Tests, new, Asking $4.00 REDUCED $2.50
First Form Latin - Student Text, some writing in pencil in book, cover crease, Asking $7.00 (Sold)


Latina Christiana I Set (Teacher Manual, Student Book and DVDs), missing flashcards, first seven lessons completed in student book, Asking $50.00 for set  REDUCED $40.00
Ludere Latine I: Latina Christiana I Activity Book, new, Asking $15.00 (Sold)
The Book of Roots and Answer Key, Lesson one partially completed in pencil, Asking $18.00  REDUCED $12.00 (Sold) 
Roots of English, new, Asking $15.00 REDUCED $12.00
Roots of English, a few pages of lesson 1 completed in pencil, Asking $12.00 REDUCED $8.00
The Book of Roots, Lessons 1-4 completed in pencil, Asking $15.00 REDUCED $10.00


Prima Latina Text Set (Teacher Manual, Student Book, Pronunciation CD), Student book is new/replacement, others are in very good condition, Asking $30.00
Prima Latina DVD Set, good condition, used a couple years, Asking $30.00
Prima Latina Copybook, new, Asking $12.00

Or purchase complete set pictured above for $60.00 (Sold)


Following Narnia Teacher's ManualStudent Book (sold as a set), new, Asking $40.00 (Sold)
Following Narnia Student Book, new, Asking $20.00 (Sold)


All About Spelling Level 4 Teacher's Manual and Student Packet, new, Asking $32.00
All About Spelling Level 5 Teacher's Manual and Student Packet, new, Asking $32.00
All About Spelling Level 6 Teacher's Manual and Student Packet, new, Asking $32.00
All About Spelling Level 7 Teacher's Manual and Student Packet, new, Asking $32.00

Or purchase all four levels for $120.00 (Sold) 


All About Reading Level 1: Teacher's Manual, Blast Off to Reading Activity Book, Reading Games with Ziggy the Zebra and All About Reading Review Box with Divider Cards, cards from student packet have been separated and stored in box, some shelf wear to books, otherwise in like new condition, Asking $60.00 (Sold)


Editor In Chief B1, first 5 of 33 exercises completed, Asking $7.00 REDUCED $4.00 (Sold)
Editor In Chief B1, first 2 of 33 exercises completed, Asking $7.00 REDUCED $4.00 (Sold)
Word Tracking: High Frequency Words, Like New, Asking $5.00 REDUCED $3.00
Getty-Dubay Instruction Manual - Like New, Asking $2.00 REDUCED $1.00
All About Homophones, like new, sticker on cover, Asking $15.00 (Sold) 
Latin: First Year (Henle Latin), Asking $8.00 (Sold)
Latin: Grammar (Henle Latin), Asking $4.00 (Sold) 
All Things Fun & Fascinating, like new, some shelf wear, $25.00 REDUCED $18.00


Straight Talk: A Parent's Guide to Language Development, very good condition, Asking $30.00 REDUCED $18.00 (Sold) 


Explode the Code 1, pages 1-3 completed, sticker on front, Asking $4.00 (Sold)
Explode the Code 1 1/2, new, sticker on front, Asking $4.00 REDUCED $2.50 (Sold) 
Explode the Code 2 1/2, new, Asking $4.00 REDUCED $2.50 (Sold)
Wordly Wise A with Answer Key, new, Asking $8.00 REDUCED $5.00 (Sold)
Wordly Wise B Answer Key, 2 available, Asking $1.00 each REDUCED 50cents each
Wordly Wise C Answer Key, 2 available, Asking $1.00 each REDUCED 50cents each


Reading Comprehension 1, Asking $1.00 REDUCED 50cents each
Handwriting Skills Simplified, Asking $1.00 REDUCED 50cents each
Mind Twisters, Asking $3.00 REDUCED $1.50


The Winston Grammar Program: Basic Level Teacher's Manual, Student Workbook, Supplemental Workbook, Supplemental Workbook Answer Key, Word Works Teacher's Manual, Word Works Student Workbook, Basic Level Card Set - all in very good condition, Asking $50.00 for set REDUCED $38.00


Saxon Math 7/6 ISBN 1565775074, $10.00 (Previous school textbooks, with wear to covers, fourth edition and nearly identical to the Saxon 7/6: Homeschool Edition. This is a duplicate of the one we own and use.) Asking $10.00 (Sold)
Saxon Algebra 1/2, 3rd Edition, Hardcover, some wear to cover, Asking $25.00 (Sold) 
Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd Edition, Hardcover, lots of wear to cover, Asking $20.00 (Sold)

Saxon Math 5/4 Solutions Manual, cover is falling off,  $4.00 REDUCED $3.00

Saxon Teacher 8/7 Lesson and Test CDs, 3rd Edition, used for one school year, Asking $70.00 REDUCED $60.00
Saxon Teacher 7/6 Lesson and Test CDs, 3rd Edition, used for one school year, Asking $70.00
REDUCED $60.00

D.I.V.E Algebra 2, copyright 2006, use Saxon 2nd ed. text, Asking $10.00 REDUCED $5.00


The Usborne Science Encyclopedia, $5.00 REDUCED $4.00
The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Biology, $8.00 (Sold)
How Do Apples Grow, Asking $1.00 REDUCED 50 cents
Sunlights, Skyscrapers, and Soda Pop: The Wherever-You-Look-Science-Book, Asking $10.00 REDUCED $7.00


Maps Charts Graphs: A (new, duplicate copy), Asking $6.00 (Sold)

Daily Lesson Plans for Light to the Nations Part Two from CHC, new but taken out of shrink wrap (I decided to use the Kolbe course plans for my high-schoolers instead), Asking $12.00 REDUCED $10.00


The Young Reader's Shakespeare Collection, all in like new condition:
Romeo & JulietOthelloA Midsummer Night's DreamMacbeth, and Julius Caesar
Asking $13.00 each or $50.00 for the set of all 5 (Sold)


These are all duplicate copies of books we have on our shelves. All in new condition.
Olivia and the Little Way, signed by author, Asking $6.00 (Sold) 
Olivia's Gift, signed by author, Asking $8.00 (Sold) 
The Gate, signed by author, Asking $8.00 (Sold)
Willow Wind Farm: Betsy's Story, Asking $6.00 (Sold) 
Christians Courageous, Asking $10.00 (Sold) 
Saint Louis and the Last Crusade, Asking $6.00 (Sold) 
Kateri Tekakwitha, Asking $6.00 (Sold)


Past Suspicion, shelf wear to cover, $3.00 (Sold)
Frozen Footprints, shelf wear to cover, $3.00 (Sold)
Catholic Philosopher Chick Makes Her Debut, Asking $6.00 REDUCED $4.00
Hope and a Whole Lotta Prayer, Asking $8.00 REDUCED $4.00
Rome Sweet Home, Asking $5.00 (Sold)
Whatever the Cost, Asking $6.00 REDUCED $4.00
To Save a Thousand Souls, Asking $2.00
Fatherless, Asking $10.00 (Sold)
The Last Things, paperback, $2.00



Catholic Children's Treasure Box #9 (duplicate copy, faded cover), Asking $1.00 (Sold)
Baltimore Catechism No. 1, Asking $2.00
Habemus Papam! Pope Benedict XVI, Asking $6.00 (Sold)
The Story of the Sacred Heart, paper pamphlet type, you can see a picture of the inside here, duplicate copy, this has wear to cover including writing, Asking $1.00 (Sold)
A Story of Saint Agatha, (new, duplicate copy), Asking $6.00 (Sold)


Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss, $5.00 REDUCED $2.00
Johnny Appleseed, lots of wear, $1.00 (Sold) 
Sleeping Beauty, like new, $5.00 (Sold)
The Skippack School, $2.00 (Sold)
Sir Givret the Short, paperback, like new, $4.00 (Sold) 
Liffey Rivers and the Mystery of the Sparkling Solo Dress Crown, $3.00 REDUCED $1.50


Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, like new, Asking $18.00 (Sold)
Crochet Designs for Kids: 20 Projects to Make for Boys or Girls, Asking $3.00 (Sold)
Mamarazzi: Every Mom's Guide to Photographing Kids, Asking $5.00 (Sold)


Fun Stuff Cupcakes
Fun Stuff Cookies (Sold)
Fun Stuff Silly Snacks
$4.00 each


The Priests: Noel, new in shrink wrap, $3.00 (Sold)
Susan Boyle: Someone to Watch Over Me, new in shrink wrap, $3.00
A Real Irish Christmas, $2.00 (Sold)
Celtic Christmas, $2.00
Fulton Sheen Angels (VHS), $4.00 REDUCED $2.00

Tatiana: The Story of Christmas, $3.00 (Sold)
Amy Grant: The Christmas Collection, $2.00 (Sold)
Antique Christmas: A Christmas Memories Collection, $2.00
The Angels Sang: An Inspirational Christmas, $3.00 (Sold)

Gounod at St. Agnes, $2.00
Feasts of Our Lady$4.00 REDUCED $2.00
Alma Mater: Featuring The Voice of Pope Benedict XVI Deluxe Edition, $3.00 (Sold)
Choral Moods, $2.00
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, $5.00

Best Known Gregorian Chants, $2.00
Classics - Ave Maria, $2.00
Mozart: Great Mass in C, $2.00
Mozart, $2.00
Amadeus, $2.00


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